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SUBST referring path without drive letter

Currently I am making virtual drives using SUBST. subst T: D:\test Now I want to hide my D drive for which possible way is to remove drive letter. then how can I make virtual drive referring to a ...
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USB hard disk doesn't get a drive letter automatically when connected (and vice versa)

I have a weird problem with an external 1tb USB3.0 hard drive on Windows (both 7 and 8.1, same issue). The drive used to work perfectly, but I recently had to format it. Since then the drive, tho it ...
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Command Line Script Issue

I've been working on a batchfile script for a few weeks now that should automate certain routine tasks I need to perform during my work. However, I've stumbled upon a problem which I haven't been able ...
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“Documents” set to a drive that no longer exists

After installing Windows 8.1, I set my "Documents" Folder (note, not the library, but the item listed under "This PC") to a partitioned drive with letter "T", as I used to have a small partition ...
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How to change drive letter in Win 7 dual HD mSata and regular

I have just added a new mSata HD to my computer and I am unable to change the drive letter. This is a latop/notebook running Windows 7 SP1. I have tried the traditional method right click my computer ...
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How to permently assign (reserve) drive letter to SATA Hard Disks which will be mostly turned off (offline)

I have following setup: C: System, programs and most frequently used data D: Optical Drive E: Virtual Drive four SATA disks which I turn off using HDD switcher. F: SATA Hard Disk - Data disk - ...
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Why can't I use more drive symbols than letters A to Z? [closed]

I have seen in Windows that you can assign drive letter or it is automatically being assinged by system. The letters that are assigned must fall any from A to Z Once I had in total more than 26 ...
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How do I find the Hex Values that I need to use for the thread below?

In this thread How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7? it talks about how you can hide drive letters for specific users. I am trying to follow Nathan Hinkle's answer but I am at a wall ...
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Using a .BAT file to change a USB drive-letter [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a .bat file to change a USB drive letter or is there a command line to change a drive-letter and place that in a .bat file? All of this is in Windows 7.
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How to store a permanent drive letter on a USB device (so it gets that letter on all computers)?

For drawing maps I use a G.I.S. program, and in the setup of the program you have to specify drive letters and paths for the maps to store and the backup files to be placed. The program has one ...
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Drive letter disappeared on triple-boot install

I have Windows 7, Ubuntu and Windows XP installed. I first installed Windows 7 than Ubuntu and than Windows XP. My Windows 7 is on C drive, Ubuntu is on a logical drive in my extended partition and ...
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Can't change drive letter to “D:”

I've just made a clean install of Windows 8 on an SSD drive. I also have another drive which I want to use as D:. But when I try to assign a drive letter I can only choose A, B, I, J and so on to Z. ...
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Motherboard replaced, drive letter screwed, not booting

I have replaced the motherboard of my computer (with the same model), reattached every device, (I have 3 physical drives, with few logic drives inside). Not my computer boots up, but when windows 7 ...
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How to assign the correct drive letter during windows boots with snapshot

I´am using Drive Snapshot http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/restboot.htm to restore a windows image during windows reboot. I got the C:\ Partition and a CD-ROM drive. I copied the image on a external ...
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Make Windows assign the same drive letter to a certain external drive

I use external drives containing music and video that are associated with programs/players and their media libraries according to the drive letter that was assigned to the drives at the moment of the ...
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In Windows 7, can an optical drive be made “Drive A:” ?

Can I change my CD/DVD Rom drive letter to "A" in Windows 7? Will it hurt anything if I do? Currently it's set to "R".
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Drive Letters get switched

I have Windows 7 and Windows 8 installed on my computer. I have a partition for each and a third partition. In Windows 8 they are labelled as: Windows 8 (C:) Windows 7 (D:) Local Disk (E:) ...
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Is It Possible To Have Drive Numbers (In Windows)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What if the hard disk is partitioned into more than 26 sections in Windows? Is it possible to mount a volume to a custom drive prefix, e.g. “myDrive:\”? The question ...
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External Hard Drive Recognized on One System But not Another

I have an NTFS filesystem on an external hard drive in an enclosure (SSD). I use this for web development on two Windows systems (A, laptop and B, desktop). I assigned the drive letter as G: because ...
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System Reserved Partition has Drive Letter After Applying a WIM Image with ImageX

I have installed Windows Vista on a computer using ImageX from WinPE. I followed the instructions here for partitioning the hard drive, creating a 300 MB system partition and using the rest of the ...
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I used disk copy to clone my drive, now my windows 7 profile won't load correctly

I used easeuse disk copy, after acronis, clonezilla, windows image restore failed me. Basically it copys all sectors, I set it to skip bad sectors(40). The source drive works, it just gave me a couple ...
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Win 7 move ssd from SATA 1 to SATA 0, drive letter from G: to C: [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Installed to D Drive Letter I got a new SSD, plugged it in on my notebook to the available SATA 1 connector and installed Win7 (Ultimate) on it as drive G:. ...
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Windows 7 Installation Drive Letter Assignment

Windows 7 defaults to assigning the letter C: to the primary partition if you let windows 7 handle a raw volume. However, assuming there are no optical/floppy drives, would it be possible to use ...
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Option to set a drive letter missing

So.. I need to edit the BCD for a partition on my local hard disk using a program called EasyBCD. This program needs the partition to be mounted (have a drive letter) so it can access \Boot\BCD, but ...
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How to change a NETWORK drive letter in Vista?

BACKGROUND I have assigned a network drive to volume \\Raid as H: to "fool" Lightroom that it is a "normal" drive. This has been working perfect util Vista suddenly decided to automatically ...
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Can I safely remove a drive letter (using Computer Management) from another drive with secondary OS installed?

I would like to know if it's 100% safe to remove a drive letter from secondary, bootable disk. Does it have any impact on the drive, or is it just a configuration setting used by the running Windows?
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Windows 7 will not automount (assign a letter) a flash drive, behaves really strange

I have a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4gb that I use often. Today, after using it to install ubuntu on another pc and plugging it to my main computer, windows 7 refuses to mount it (IE the drive does not ...
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Who added a drive to my pc?

One day I noticed a new K drive in my computer (Windows7). if I try to delete the files in that drive it says that the file is in use. I scanned it with a few antivirus programs, it came back ok. ...
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TrueCrypt messes up its drive letters

For some reason, about 50% of the time when I mount a volume with TrueCrypt, it mounts to a different drive letter, forcing me to un-mount it and re-mount it to the drive letter I need. (I mount the ...
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What are the Windows G: through Z: drives used for?

In Windows you have a C: drive. The first things labeled beyond that seems to be extra stuff. So my DVD drive is D: and if you put in a USB stick it becomes F:. And then some people also have A: and ...
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SSH to drive letter in Windows 2003

I have a Windows 2003 server running a SSH server (WRQ Reflection), how would I ssh to it and specify a specific drive letter? (like the D: drive) ex: from another workstation: ssh ...
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Windows drive letters for non-Latin languages

Windows uses characters A-Z for drive letters on English installations. For languages with non-Latin character sets (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic etc), are letters A-Z still assigned to drives?
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Windows 7 loses drive letter mapping on reboot

I have two sata hard drives configured as RAID1 that I am using as a data drive in my Win7 system. The OS is installed on a non-raid SSD drive. After installing the OS and starting Win7 for the ...
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Why does Windows 7 assign the same drive letter to two external hard drives when they're plugged in simultaneously?

I have two WD external hard drives. I want to use one for the lightroom catalogue and photo storage and then back up to the second. To do this I need both plugged in at once. I have assigned a new ...
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How to make symbolic link independant of drive letter

I have partitions set up on my windows 7 machine such that one drive holds all my personal documents, while the C drive is meant to hold everything else. To help the two work together, I made some ...
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How do I changes a USB drive letter without the Disk Management snap-in

I've got a user who wants to be able change the dive letter a USB drive is being assigned. Naturally, I'd use the Disk Management snap-in. However, my user doesn't have sufficient privileges to run it ...
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Booting Google Chrome causes error message “There is no disk in the drive […]”

Without any reason I suddenly receive an error message when booting Google Chrome: "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \ Device \ Harddisk3 \ ​​DR7" (I don't know ...
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C:/ and E:/ drives swapped letters after reinstalling

I have just reinstalled Windows XP on my machine and something weird happened. I have a DATA partition which used to be I:/ but now after reinstalling it's name is C:/ and the system partition's ...
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Reassigning drive letter for cloned system partition

Since my primary Windows 7 partition (C:) ran out of space, I made a disk image with Seagate Disk Wizard (which seems to be a version of Acronis True Image) and restored the image to a bigger ...
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How do I remove Windows drive letter information

Windows remembers drive letters for all disks. Where is this information stored and is there a way to delete/reset it?
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how change drive letter of system boot drive from another operating system (dual boot)

i have dual boot operating systems on my computer, windows 7 -> drive c windows XP -> drive g i followed the link below and accidently i changed the windows XP drive letter from windows XP. How to ...
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Is it possible to mount a volume to a custom drive prefix, e.g. “myDrive:\”?

Am I just a dreamer, or does something like this exist?
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Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?

I have to back up a 50 gig file to an external drive weekly. If I plug it into USB, the server hangs (nonresponsive explorer etc). Tried 2 different drives with same result. Googling suggests this is ...
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Windows system drive letter changed after repair install

yesterday I did a repair install, because Windows froze on welcome screen after resizing its partition on a dual boot system. corresponding question Everything worked fine so far, but now I am facing ...
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Rename drive letter of the system partition on Microsoft Small Business Server 2003

I left Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 to install itself on a Dell server with two SCSI hard drives. During Windows setup, both the drives were unformatted, so I chose the first to format with ...
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Add/Change Drive Letter Causes BSOD

Recently Microsoft Support had me "upgrade" or rather replace the installation of Windows because I had an SFC error that could not be resolved any other way, apparently. SFC now runs without ...
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Can I install Windows 7 in A:\ or B:\ partition names?

Some years ago (actually decades now), when Windows 95 (or even 3.11) came, "A:\" and "B:\" partition names were reserved to the old magnetic removable discs (also known as Floppy Disks). However, ...
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How to detect drive letters which are assigned twice?

There is a small bug in Windows that I would like to create a small application as a solution for. So, in my company we have several network drives ( F:\, G:\, H:\, I:\ etc.) and sometimes if I ...
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How to fix “This disk doesn't contain a Windows-XP compatible partition”?

Previous Title How can I assign a drive letter with the Windows XP recovery console? I've read older post on this question but didn't help me to fix it so I'm asking it here again. I tried to ...
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Why is my new internal hard disk is not showing up after reinstalling Windows 7?

I have a desktop with an Intel motherboard running Windows 7. A few days ago I bought a 2nd internal hard disk (SATA Seagate 500GB). I installed it and it was running normally. I copied some of my ...